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Robot-Headed Valentine Box 

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Robot-Headed Valentine Box 

Written By: William Anderson 



Awl (1) 


1-foot by 2-foot by 1/2-foot cardboard 

Hot Glue aun& hot glue(1) 

box (1) 

Scissors (1) 

LEDs (2) 

Soldering Iron and rosin-core solder (1) 

Wire 30-aauae and 22-aauae (1) 

X-Acto Knife, a.k.a. hobby knife (1) 

Assorted colored markers M) 


3-volt battery and holder (1) 


SPST switch, non-momentary (1) 


Aluminum foil (1) 




Heart-shaped stickers (optional) (1) 


Plastic bottled) 


The robot-headed valentine box is basically a cardboard box that has a few electronics 
inside. This is perfect for a valentine box, especially for kids. You just put the valentines 
through the mouth, and access them at the back. This is also a very fun craft to do so let's 
get started. 

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Robot-Headed Valentine Box 

Step 1 — Mod the box 

Using tape, cover the entire box with aluminum foil. You don't want any part of the box to 
stick out. Once you have that done, you are going to cut a flap in the box by cutting three 
slices. Make sure you write VALENTINES on the flap! 

Step 2 — Incorporate the electronics 

• Solder the positive lead of one LED to the other LED's negative lead. Solder a wire to each 
of the 2 remaining leads. Solder the positive side of your circuit to the positive side of the 
battery. Solder the other side of the LEDs to the switch. Finally, solder a wire from the 
other side of the switch to the negative side of the battery. 

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Robot-Headed Valentine Box 

Step 3 — Mount the electronics 

t Use an awl to poke 2 holes in the box in a place where robot eyes would look best. Hot 
glue each of the LEDs into one of the holes. Poke one more big hole in the box 
somewhere, and hot glue the switch in place. 

Step 4 — Add his features 

i Go ahead, decorate him! Use the bottom of a plastic bottle as the nose. Using the hobby 
knife, cut a mouth out of the box. I also wrote a few logos and dials, and I used 30-gauge 
wire to make a Tesla coil of some kind. 

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Step 5 — Enjoy 

• I am working on a new one: the 
talking robot- headed valentine box. 
It uses a recording module from 
RadioShack and a lever switch, so 
that when you insert the envelopes, 
it will say whatever you record. If 
you figure out how to do that, let 
me know. Anywho, you should 
make a lot of valentines before 
making this, just in case. Happy 
Valentines Day! 

st generated on 2012-1 1 -08 08:21 :30 AM. 

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